Since I haven’t done a normal grocery shop this week, I refuse to go to the store because I know we have plenty of food to eat. A week ago though I bought a container of plain Chobani – I was going to make chicken tikka masala, but never got around to it.
So the breakfast parfait was back! Sauteed apples and bananas in the middle, plain Greek yogurt and 1/3 cup granola. I actually liked the tartness of the plain yogurt since the fruit and granola layers were so sweet.
One of the other secretaries had a half day, and the other secretary had lunch plans so I never made it out for my walk. Plus it was so cold – weather.com said it was 42 degrees but with the wind felt like 34 and I didn’t have the right clothes for that temperature.
We have a Chinese restaurant across the street from our office and my boss and I ordered in. I called our order in – I ordered beef and broccoli, asked for it spicy, it was one of their “lunch deals” for $7.50 that included an egg roll, fried rice and a pop. I swear it was only like 7 minutes later that our doorbell rang – fastest delivery ever.
I brought my container into our work kitchen, got out my measuring cup and measured out 1/2 cup of the fried rice, and 1 cup of the beef and broccoli mixture. The egg roll? Nasty and greasy so that went into the garbage. I literally have enough left over to have it again for lunch today.
This was really good – the beef was tender, they made it spicy and the broccoli was tender crisp.
On the way home I was thinking of things that I had in the house to make for dinner and texted Tony with these options:
salisbury steak with mashed potatoes, cheeseburgers with fries, cheddar brats with fries
Salisbury steak won! You all have to try this recipe – I rewrote it for two people and reworked the calories (if you are on WW it would be 13 points).
Salisbury Steak for Two
- 518 calories, 20 fat, 43 carbs, 3.4 fiber and 39 protein
- 10 ounces ground sirloin (mine was 93/7)
- 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon prepared horseradish
- 1/2 teaspoon Worchestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- salt and pepper
- 3 ounces french bread
- 1 ounces asiago cheese
- 1 cup brown gravy (made from a .99 cent package)
- 1 cup mushrooms
- 1.5 cups prepared mashed potatoes
- 3/4 cup baby spinach (most likely for the woman in the relationship – Tony doesn’t care for fresh spinach)
Mix all the ingredients from meat to salt and pepper together. Form into 2 patties in an oval shape. Heat a large cast iron skillet to medium-high heat. You want to get a nice crust on the meat – so once you put the patties in the pan, don’t move them for 3-4 minutes before flipping.
Make gravy according to package directions, adding sauteed mushrooms at the end. I took 1.5 ounces of bread and added .5 ounce of real Parmesan cheese and put that under the broiler until the cheese gets nice and melty.
I put the baby spinach on the bottom of my plate. Plated 3/4 cup of mashed potatoes on top of that. Then put my crusty cheese bread on top and placed my Salisbury steak on top of that. I poured half the gravy over the top, and finished it off with some more shaved Parm. Tony got all the mushrooms – wish I liked them!
Yep, and since I couldn’t decide which picture to post, you get all three! Your welcome.
I love the crust that the Salisbury steak gets. This is seriously a company worthy dinner. But the best part? With leftover mashed potatoes, this dish is seriously ready in 15 minutes. Winning!
The only exercise I got yesterday was my 30 minutes of stretch. I kinda lost my mojo but I plan to get at least an hour of exercise in today. It’s another chilly day but I have packed warmer clothes to walk today at lunch.
Day 10 of 30 Operation Bad Ass
- 1382 calories, 42 fat, 169 carbs, 18 fiber and 85 protein
- 49% of calories from fat, 28% from fat and 23% protein
- 30 minutes stretch
I didn’t talk to my brother at all yesterday, but I know that he starts his chemo therapy today. My Mom is flying there today – the benefits of being retired she just booked an open ended ticket and doesn’t even know how long she’ll stay, but I know she’ll be a great support for not only my brother but for my SIL and their kids.
I have a confession though – the urge to overeat is still alive and well, although I am glad I’ve not given in. But let’s just say I did look up the calories for a small deep dish pepperoni and sausage pizza, but made the better lunch choice after I saw that 1 slice of a small deep dish (let’s face it, I would have eaten the whole thing!) was 390 calories and 23 grams of fat – so it would have been 1560 calories and 92 grams of fat.
I’ll claim that as a non-scale victory.
Off to do my stretch before work. Thanks again for all your continued good thoughts and prayers for my brother.
Make it a great day!